where is the girl

October 6, 2016 1:10am CST
The Girl on the Bus went to see The Girl on the Train last night. I shall make the assumption that the book is far superior. Not that the film was poor, but I suspect a lot of the emotions that must have been in the book were difficult to portray in a limited time on screen. I wasn't sure who I was supposed to have more sympathy for. Was it the young nymph with her mental health issues, the abused alcoholic or the wife who kept turning a blind eye, devoting her entire life to her daughter in an effort to pretend her life was wonderful? They all evoked my sympathy. They also all made me angry and sad. I'm not sure if that was the point, but having seen the film I'm now not sure I want to read the book. I should write my own book, The Girl on the Bus. Like TGotT it will be about a childless, curious, paranoid woman. She's slightly creative, but prefers to write rather than draw. She always sits in the same seat, on the same bus. And there the similarity ends. Now I need a plot. *smile*
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@owlwings (38068)
• Cambridge, England
6 Oct 16
Everyone has a story in them. Take a gardening analogy (and a dreadful pun) - start digging and turning the soil and a plot will emerge!
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7 Oct 16
My only issue is research. I am exceptionally good at research. But I am exceptionally impatient and things that need doing, must be done. So research would slow me down. And then I'd get fed up. So the book will never get written. *grin*
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@LadyDuck (118232)
• Switzerland
6 Oct 16
I always read the books first, then I watch the movies and most of the time I am pretty deceived by the movies. For the moment the only exceptions are the movies based by Dan Brown books. Deceived only by some characters, that I figured different in the books. I do not think I am going to watch "The Girl on The Train".
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7 Oct 16
Oh, I will sit in a cinema screen and tut loudly if a film changes something in the book. I don't even care if the author okay'd the change. It really annoys me, and is one reason why I wish more people read books.
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@LadyDuck (118232)
• Switzerland
7 Oct 16
@Poppylicious I remember that I read that Stephen King was furious with Stanley Kubrick about the movie "The Shining". I have read the book and seen the movie and in fact the movie is completely out of track. You cannot even understand the real message of the book watching the movie.
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8 Oct 16
@LadyDuck I remember reading that too. I've read the book and seen the film, and the book is amazing. Films just can't do some books justice. There isn't enough time or enough ways to express emotion.
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@xFiacre (10364)
• Ireland
6 Oct 16
@poppylicious I'd buy your book, but if you sell the film rights can I have a bit part as a passenger on the bus? You'd also notice me in Costa and wonder why I always drink Earl Grey tea - an unlikely choice for a sad looking man who looks like he's out of sorts because he can't find a hat that suits his face.
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7 Oct 16
Oh, most definitely. I'll write you in to the book as the man who isn't stalking the protagonist.
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@xFiacre (10364)
• Ireland
7 Oct 16
@Poppylicious Can I be the Russian spy called Gregor with smouldering good looks and a winning way with the ladies?
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8 Oct 16
@xFiacre Only if you truly are a Russian spy called Gregor with smouldering good looks and a winning way with the ladies. Otherwise, you'll just be that mad bloke in the corner who mutters to himself and thinks he's a Russian spy called Gregor with smouldering good looks and a winning way with the ladies!!
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@skysnap (17583)
6 Oct 16
if you plan on publishing it then across the seas you have a reader :p
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7 Oct 16
Awww, bless you. Thanks!
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